The first draft of guidance on biometric data and biometric technologies has been published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The next guidance review will make a public call for evidence earlier next year from 18 August to 20 October 2023.

Aimed at biometric solutions providers, the guidance will strictly enforce that vendors abide by data protection laws for new biometric technologies, covering what biometric data is, its use in biometric registration systems, and data protection requirements.